An inspired run that started near the end of the third quarter propelled the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team to a 57-50 win over UC Davis on Thursday night at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center.

After trailing 40-27 in the third quarter, the Rainbow Wahine went on a 23-3 run to seize control of the game and improved to 9-8 overall and 5-2 in Big West Conference play. It is the first time all season that the ‘Bows are above .500.

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UC Davis, the defending Big West champion, fell to 9-9 overall and 3-5 in conference play.

Olivia Davies had a game-high 17 points for Hawaii, going 10-for-13 from the free throw line.

For the Aggies, Evanne Turner had a team-high 16 points.

The win also served as UH head coach Laura Beeman’s 150th career win.

Next up for the Rainbow Wahine is a home game against UC Riverside, which tips off at 6 p.m. on Saturday.